Cambodian Bean Thread Noodle Salad
The Cambodian Bean Thread Noodle Salad is a versatile and healthy dish that allows for various meat, seafood, or vegetable options, along with a variety of herbs. The dressing is a refreshing combination of fresh lime juice, fish sauce, garlic, shallots, sugar, and Thai chilies. The ingredients for this salad include bean thread noodles, cooked peel shrimp, optional cooked pork belly, thinly sliced cabbage or Nampa cabbage, shredded carrot, julienne cucumber, thinly sliced onion, tomato, and thinly sliced red or yellow bell pepper. Fresh basil, cilantro, and mint are added for an aromatic herbaceous touch, and roasted peanuts are used for garnish.
To prepare the dish, the bean thread noodles are soaked in warm water for 15 minutes, then boiled briefly before being drained and rinsed under cold water. In a large salad bowl, the noodles are combined with the shrimp, pork belly, and various vegetables, excluding the herbs. The dressing, made from minced garlic, minced shallot, fish sauce, sugar, lime juice, and minced Thai chilies, is added and mixed thoroughly. The salad should have a balanced blend of salty, sour, sweet, and spicy flavors.
Before serving, the fresh herbs are added for a burst of fragrance, and the salad is garnished with roasted peanuts. This Cambodian Bean Thread Noodle Salad offers a delightful and nutritious option, allowing for personalization with a wide range of ingredients. It’s a flavorful and refreshing dish that can be enjoyed on its own or as a side for a complete meal.
|3 small bundle of bean thread noodle soak in warm water for 15 minutes|
|1 cup of cooked peel shrimps|
|1/2 cup of cooked pork belly (optional)|
|1 cup of thinly sliced Cabbage or Nampa Cabbage|
|1 shredded carrot|
|1 small cucumber julienne|
|1/2 onion thinly sliced|
|1 tomato thinly sliced|
|1/2 red bell or yellow bell pepper thinly sliced|
|Basil, cilantro, mints for herb|
|Roasted peanut for garnish|
|2 small cloves minced garlic|
|1 shallot minced|
|4 tablespoon of fish sauce|
|1 to 2 tablespoon of sugar|
|1 big juicy lime|
|2 Thai chilies minced|
|Mix everything for 30 minutes adjust the flavor to your taste|
Directions to make Cambodian Bean Thread Noodle Salad
- In a pot boil enough water to cook the noodle, when the water is boiling turn the heat off and put the noodle in let sit for 1 minute drain under cold water shake the water off set aside.
- In a large salad bowl put the noodle, shrimps, pork belly, and all the vegetables except herbs.
- Add the dressing to the salad mix well and taste it, the salad should be salty, sour, a bit sweet and spicy.
- When ready to serve add herbs and garnish with roasted peanut.
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Serving Size: 2
Calories Per Serving: 567